‘Pastoral Leadership’



What Sin Does To Us

“We like to pretend God doesn’t see our sins. . . . The demons give us our desires, then help us hide them. We think since we haven’t been caught yet, we must have made a clean getaway. The demons are very patient. When our accumulated sins cause the greatest devastation–to us, our loved ones and our testimony for […]

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A Matter of the Heart

“The heart of every problem is the problem of the heart, and only God’s Spirit and God’s Word can change and control the heart”–Warren Wiersbe. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”–Jeremiah 17:9, NLT. [Godly character] calls “us to deny ourselves, to […]

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Our Need for a New Awakening

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, this many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied […]

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The Church’s Place in Mental Health

America and the world face tremendous challenges in the area of mental health. The church is society’s first responder for mental health. Those were the two main takeaways from yesterday’s summit on mental health. I was both discouraged at the enormity of the problem and encouraged at the opportunity for the church to touch so many hurting […]

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How To Live In An Unbelieving Society

“Christians should stand out like sparkling diamonds against a rough and dark background. We should be poised, cultured, courteous, gracious–but firm in the things that we do and don’t do. We should laugh and be radiant, but we should refuse sinful pleasure”–Billy Graham. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Verse of the Day

[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)